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The Republic are now on six points in their World Cup group with Germany and Sweden ahead of them and Keane is adamant Trap should stay.

Keane said, “The manager knows that with the squad of players we have, we are quite capable of qualifying, and I believe we can qualify, there’s no question about that.

“I still believe we can qualify and I am sure the manager believes that too, so I believe that the manager will be there with us.

“It’s out of my hands, but I am sure every player would probably say the same, we want him to stay and continue this campaign.”
FAI Results
DROGHEDA United booked a place in the Europa League next season with a late goal as they beat champions Sligo 2-1 on Friday night. Gary Twigg said his goodbyes to the Shamrock Rovers fans with both goals as they beat UCD 2-1 in Tallaght.
Cork City won 3-0 at home to Dundalk, Bohs won 4-1 at Bray and Derry were 2-1 winners at home to St Pats in a dress rehearsal for the FAI Cup final.

Soccer Shorts
WATERFORD United have gained the upper hand in the Airtricity League First Division play-off after beating Longford Town 2-0 at Flancare Park in the first leg on Saturday night . . .
IRELAND’S under-19 women’s side is through to the second round of the UEFA Under-19 Women’s European Championship after an 11-0 win over Latvia . . .
SLIGO Rovers defender Jason McGuinness has won the Airtricity/Soccer Writers Association of Ireland Player of the Month award for September.